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  1. Whilst I would agree the Ap price is a lot lower than  Page plus and the other serif programs,  I would say that there are many 1000s like me who already have paid for the Serif upgrades over the years not only for PP but for the whole range of serif programs and are satisfied with them would have continued to upgrade.  At present, PP does everything  I need plus my 8-year-old daughter can use PP with very little help from me. .  .So Why Change?

       Now the beta version has ceased the chances of me ever getting to use AP has ceased also.


    I read jmwellborn comments with great interest nowhere did I say or imply others “where unhappy “ on the contrary many are happy with Apu    my comment “judging by forum comments this looks unlikely” was meaning the facilities I would like would not be available on Apu

    The following statement confirms what I am saying .”. ‘ , and am already reaping the benefits of its close integration with Photo and Designer.. .”   there lies the problem your using two other programs to achieve what PP does in one. Ok the two other programs maybe a lot more advanced but it's two programs I don’t need .

    I would agree the staff and many of the forum members have and are very helpful and what little I have learnt has come from the forum.

     I have been using PP since PP2 and bought each upgrade’s over the years and would have if there was a PPX20.

    I am a great believer you should be able to use any good software within 3 days of use,  but if it not doing what you want it to do then you look other programs that will. OK I will try and look in the form every so often to see what improvements and updates are available. In the mean time will continue using PPX9

  3. Having tried Apu for a few days it has been come obvious that Apu cant hold a candle to PPx9  I know old habits die hard and many will see the befits of Apu but at this time I PP leaves Apu standing.

    There are so many facilities that are missing from Apu that PP has such as Studio Cut out,  Photo Lab, Photo Edge Effects, the ability to insert images from Scanner, to use third party software from within PP and not being backward compatible with PP,  the list goes on.

    Maybe in time APu may fill my needs, but right and judging by forum comments this looks unlikely.

    It’s like buying a new car and finding there is no Air conditioning, no Cruise control, no power steering, no Sat Nav, no spare wheel etc. and your old car did

    If the software works for you then it’s worth paying the price but if it does not even if it was free you have to pass.   I will take another look at Apu in a few months and see if there are any improvements needless to say very disappointed after such high expectations.


  4. Most of the photos I scan are "One Offs" never to be saved . . I make posters and banners for Birthdays, special occasions  etc  where the the client would give me a photo for me to scan, and produce a Large poster.  But I can scan and send image to file on my PC but then maybe have to crop it , whereas scanning within PP I can just scan the part of the photo  I need. 

    The other thing missing in AP is the "Photo Edge Effects"  which I do use a lot 

  5. After using AP for just two days I can see lots of useful  tools of PP have been dropped  such as "Cut Out",  Inserting image from scanner , changing Page size once you have created a page (ie, open with a A4 and now want to make it A3) , Mail Merge.   etc  I am sure there will be a  more yet to be discovered. 

    This was the Advantage of using PP it offered a lot without the need for using other software and still does. While AP may have many advantage it would have to improve a lot to compete with PP for ease of use

  6. I have now :)  That's great many thanks
    The problem was if I and moved if the page I could not see the black text against the back background 

    Will now post two new questions on about importing images from scanner ( is Insert on PP) and how to create  image from text 

  7. The is a old but very true saying. . . " If it's not broken, Why try to fix it " (or words to that effect)

    I have been using PP MSDOS days from PP2 to PP X9   I am finding it hard to get use the dark back ground  maybe when they publish the manual it will become easier to navigate around this DTP. 

    I have been trying it a few times a day trying to get use to it ( if you don't will soon forget what you have learned) 

  8. Hi I am Paul Based in Galway (Ireland). .  Today I thought I would try AP for the first time  so over the day I opened and closed it few times each time I opened it I got a little better . The hardest part was finding where everything was i.e. the "undo"  On the 3rd time of opening found it was under "History"   I still need to know how to have a lighter back ground and if the icons can be a bit larger.  Having use PP from the days of MSDOS (PP2) to PPX9  (r.i.p.)  this is a giant step for me. But having got over my first day without any instructions or manual is a good sign. One thing has stood out,  is that you have close a dialogue box before opening another one and when you do open one there are lots of options within the box. So the motto is  "Little Each Day" together with "patience" Rome was not built in a day


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